NEWS RELEASE DETAILS

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 / 06:00 PM
SUBJECT:Vehicle Larceny Arrest

At approximately 1:30 AM Police received a call regarding a suspicious person in the area of 846 Wright Avenue. Police responded and found that a Scott C. Kownack 38 or 1860 Eastern Avenue had attempted to gain access to two vehicles causing damage to both. Kownack was arrested and while awaiting arraignment at the Schenectady Police Department patrol officers on the day shift began receiving calls for reports of damage and vehicle larceny on and around Wright Ave.

Patrol then notified detectives who interviewed Mr. Kownack who subsequently confessed to numerous car break ins resulting in substantial damage to the vehicles. As of this time damage estimates range from 5,000.00 to 9,000.00 dollars for each vehicle.

Kownack has been charged with three counts of Criminal Mischief 3rd, Possession of Burglary tools and Trespass. Detectives are presently working to locate and interview the remaining victims. Further charges are pending.